Former National Football League star Darren Sharper appears at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, March 23, 2015.
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March 20, 2015 4:33 PM EDT

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper has been charged with rape in Las Vegas, the Associated Press reports.

He faces two counts of rape for allegedly sexually assaulting two women in January 2014 when they were impaired. He will have another hearing in the case on April 3.

Sharper, 39, has also been accused of rape in Los Angeles, Phoenix and New Orleans. He has been in jail in Los Angeles since February 2014 on charges that he drugged and raped a pair of women at a nightclub in 2013.

In December 2014, Sharper was indicted in New Orleans on two counts of aggravated rape and a count of simple rape. He also faces federal drug charges in Louisiana for allegedly drugging the women. A conviction on the rape charges could carry a life sentence without the possibility of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

Sharper reached a plea deal in the New Orleans and Los Angeles cases Friday, according to the New Orleans Advocate. The agreement “appears to be part of a global deal to wrap up all of the cases against Sharper,” the Advocate reports.

He is also accused of drugging three women and raping two of them in Phoenix. In April 2014, a police detective testified that Sharper’s DNA was found on the leggings of one of his alleged victims.

Sharper played 14 seasons in the NFL with the Packers, Vikings and Saints. He was a five-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All-Pro selection.

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